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List of observations and suggestions for CFSM


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Hi CFSM developers,


I am extremely pleased with your beautiful software which, in it's initial release, is already very impressive! Thank-you sooo much! You guys addressed everything I wanted!


So I tested the CFSM Song Manager, Duplicates and Renamer tabs


Although they do everything I could possibly want and although I can happily live with no improvements made, I figured you'd like to hear some opportunities for refinement that you are free to ignore. I know not every cares like me about renaming so some points are more a wishlist than issues.


Song Manager tab:



- What is the "STATUS" column?

- The four optional settings to display Ignition information have nothing outputted in those columns for any of the 2000 songs in my collection. Is this meant for later? What are these fields?


High Priority:

- I thought one of the main features of the song manager was to alert the user when a newer version of a CDLC he/she downloaded has been uploaded. Either my vigilance is perfect and my library is fully updated or I have failed to notice how to be alerted. I imagined that the Version number would turn red or something when a CDLC has been superseded.


Medium Priority:

- Wold be great if when selecting songs we could hold CTRL to multiple select or SHIFT to select a range of CDLC. Ex: Just downloaded 60 songs which I selected for renaming but had to select them 1 at a time in the "Select column"

- Many CDLC in the "Author" column show either "N/A" or "Custom Song Creator". What is the difference between "N/A" and "Custom Song Creator"? Would be nice to find a way to show the real author. Perhaps this is based on Toolkit's feature of inserting author name into the CDLC? If so it's unfortunate there is no easier way to tell who the author is since it is a rather important field when managing one's library.

- In the updated column some CDLC dates precede RS2014. ACDC-Back In Black by user N/A shows 7-14-2003 (?)


Low Priority:

-remember user's preferred column widths, based on previous usage

- Just to avoid any confusion I'd show the version number of CDLC to 1 decimal place. If we see an integer we can't help but wonder if we have an old version.


Duplicates tab:


High Priority:

- When I select a duplicate and click "delete selected" button it does one of 3 things:

  1. works like a charm
  2. repopulates the duplicates list with stuff I've already deleted or moved manually, which only corrects if I rescan
  3. crashes the program


Medium Priority:

- If the list of duplicates cannot all fit in one page, there is no way to scroll down or up the list. Must eliminate duplicates and rescan to get to the previously inaccessible duplicates.



Low Priority:

- When I select a song and click "Move selected" it simply reparses the entire /dlc folder and places the selected songs in a folder /dlc/duplicates (I had to look for where they went. Perhaps the software can show where they will move and perhaps the user would benefit being able to choose where to move the files)

- The time stamps in the "Updated column" show dates that precede Rocksmith 2014. Something screwy there.



Renamer tab:


Should we refrain from renaming ODLC?


High Priority:

-When doing a batch rename of 60 songs I just downloaded, with the following template: \\NEW\\<artist>-<title>-<author>-v.<version>-RS2014PC-RR-<dd>-Lead,Rhythm,Bass,Vocals-Estd-ACESHIGH

whatever songs had version set to N/A in the Song Manager tab was moved to a sub-directory of NEW. Ex: /dlc/NEWBruce Springsteen-Dancing in the dark-N. In it resides another subdirectory called "A-N". In it resides a psarc file called: A-RS2014PC-RR-_dd-Lead,Rhythm,Bass,Vocal-Estd-ACESHIGH_p.psarc


Medium Priority:

- Save renamer settings. Ex:


Would be nice if we didn't have to type the above every time we restart the program.

- Would be nice to not have files being renamed to be located in the /dlc folder. Example, if we wish to keep that directory clean  with only ODLC and have CDLC in subdirectories, then it would be useful to allow the user to enter the path of the files to be renamed, ex:  /dlc/NEW



Low Priority:

- wondered a bit if when check-marking "Rename only the songs that are selected in Song Manager" if I had to click "Rename all" to get the process going. I got really panicky that click "Rename all" button would rename the thousands of other songs I had already renamed to my liking. I guess I would change the label in the button to "Rename" instead of "Rename All"


- Would be nice if we could have other "Usable Properties" to append  in the renaming template. Example: <Arrangements>, <tuning>, <AppID>, <ScrollSpeed>, <No tone>. Example, my naming convention for songs is as follows:





No comments on Setlists since I haven't ever really used setlists yet.


Again, these are just things that I think would make this amazing software a tiny bit more sleek. But you've worked hard enough and it's time to relax. Feel free to ignore everything since it's nothing that a bit of manual touch-ups can't fix.


Cheers! You guys rock!!

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Hey @@Berneer, thanks for this excellent write-up. Let me clarify those.


Status column is meant to be used in future releases in conjunction with new version of Ignition Search. Since we've released CSFM before Ignition release we can't provide users some of those functionalities. We have to wait patiently until guys from Ignition team will announce the release. Custom Song Creator is either a text that creator put as an author or a static text put when user didn't provide that info at some older version of RSTK, though I might be wrong on that. About column width, I think it was already implemented, try to play with the widths and then save the settings manually. 

Stuff that we'll consider for sure are:

  • Multi-selecting range with [shift] for entries in Manager/Renamer
  • Duplicates tab crash 
  • Renamer tab Usable properties additions



Please always create separate threads for issues in the Issues subforum.


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